Basic Talks – Niamh Barry

  • Talks & Art Courses

Friday 5 July

Free Event

Join us for an illustrated talk as part of the Basic Talks programme.

Join us for a talk with Dublin based artist Niamh Barry.

‘My primary practice consists of film and digital photography. I am also a videographer, and creative director.

You will often find me capturing moments that normally go unseen through my analogue street photography, working with fellow creatives to capture varying artistic visions, and, most notably, exploring queer experiences within Irish society.

My practice attempts to magnify queer Irish identities through portraiture and documentary photography; my work conveys intimate moments and emotions in a country marked by the rigid sexual mores of Catholicism. Challenging traditional notions of Irish femininity, masculinity and sexuality, works such as Queer Hearts of Dublin (2020), No Queer Apologies (2022) and Now and Forever, Interpersonally Queer (2022-2023) encourage spectators to connect with my subjects as both individuals and as community. Collaborating extensively with fellow queer Irish artists, my work is simultaneously a call for solidarity and a call to action. I currently live and work in Dublin, Ireland and beyond.’


Free, book or come on the day subject to availability. 

Basic Talks is a series of talks with leading contemporary practitioners, taking place at the Hugh Lane Gallery. Curated by Basic Space in partnership with Hugh Lane Gallery, BASIC TALKS is a platform for lectures, workshops, presentations, and performances. Speakers include artists, curators, writers, and critics who will generate discourse on producing, framing and exhibiting art. BASIC TALKS is a collaboration between Basic Space and the Hugh Lane Gallery, exploring alternatives in the dissemination of contemporary art and its discourses.

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